Brandon Belt
1B SF
13 hours ago

Belt homered and knocked in two runs in a 3-for-4 game Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was dropped to sixth in the lineup Monday and responded in resounding fashion. He had been in a horrendous slump, with just a .223/.310/.348 line and zero home runs since his last blast June 19 against the Rays. If he can come up with a few more nights like these in the near future, expect him to rise back to his old spot in the heart of the Giants' order.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
22 hours ago

Belt was dropped to sixth in the lineup Monday against the Reds.

EDGE Analysis

He is hitting just .185/.312/.277 in 65 at-bats in July and the cold stretch prompted manager Bruce Bochy to bat Belt sixth for the eighth game this season. The first baseman has typically hit third or fifth this season, and he should return to a more advantageous spot at some point, provided he snaps out of this funk. Jarrett Parker is starting in right field and hitting third Monday.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
2 weeks ago

Belt went 0-for-1 with four walks and a run scored in Friday's 6-2 win over the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

That wasn't a typo, Belt did actually start this game, but he reached base via the free pass four times Friday, only registering one official at-bat. He exhibited his elite plate discipline bringing his on-base percentage over the .400-mark, something only eight other players in the majors can make a claim to. While the All-Star voting system is essentially a popularity contest, it is safe to say that Belt earned his first appearance with a slash line of .299/.404/.517 through the first-half of the season.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt had a big day at the plate Sunday, going 2-for-4 with a double, two walks, a pair of RBI and a run scored in a win over Arizona.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants needed this performance from Belt with so many of their regulars sidelined. He came through, as he has all year, with another solid across-the-board effort. Belt continues to progress at the plate, seeing his strikeouts drastically drop to 18.0% and his walks skyrocket to 14.7%. With elite plate discipline numbers like those, he is exponentially more valuable in advanced leagues that use on-base percentage instead of batting average.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Updating a previous report, Belt will get the starting nod in left field Sunday against the Diamondbacks.

EDGE Analysis

Belt was originally scheduled to get the day off with left-hander Robbie Ray on the mound for Arizona, but the late scratch of Gregor Blanco (knee) resulted in a lineup reshuffle. Jarrett Parker will move from left field to center, while Belt is inserted in left to cover for him (Buster Posey is currently listed as the starting first baseman).

Brandon Belt
1B SF
3 weeks ago

Belt is out of the lineup Sunday against the Diamondbacks, freelance writer Andrew Baggarly reports.

EDGE Analysis

Belt has made three consecutive starts against left-handed pitching, but will sit Sunday afternoon with southpaw Robbie Ray on the hill for Arizona. In his stead, Buster Posey will move from behind the plate to instead cover first base.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
4 weeks ago

Belt went 2-for-5 with four RBI, a walk and a run in Thursday's 12-6 victory over the A's.

EDGE Analysis

The 28-year-old opened the scoring for the Giants with a third-inning ground-rule double that brought home Madison Bumgarner and Denard Span, and he closed out the 12-run haul with an RBI single in the ninth that plated Conor Gillaspie and Span. Belt has smacked a two-bagger in three straight, and closes out June by having hit safely in six of his last seven contests.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt returned to the lineup and went 2-for-4 with a double, three RBI and a run scored in Friday's 5-4 win over Philadelphia.

EDGE Analysis

Belt hit a clutch, bases-clearing double to put the Giants ahead in the seventh inning Friday. He continues his breakout campaign with an impressive .305/.410/.537 slash line through 72 games. The only criticism of his season could be the lack of steals after swiping nine bags in 2015. As long as he continues to produce in the heart of the lineup, his owners will give him a pass.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt is out of the lineup Thursday against the Pirates.

EDGE Analysis

The Giants are giving several veterans the day off for Thursday's day game, and Belt certainly deserves the break, having notched eight hits, including two home runs, over his last six games. Buster Posey will start at first base and hit cleanup Thursday.

Brandon Belt
1B SF
1 month ago

Belt went 2-for-6 with two doubles and two runs scored Tuesday in Pittsburgh.

EDGE Analysis

Belt now has four two-hit games in his last eight, though that threshold wasn't hard to reach with the Giants scoring 15 runs in this one. The first baseman also has four doubles and three home runs in that stretch, and has worked his slugging percentage up to .538 in what has been a breakout campaign.